Book Review: Come a Little Closer – Rachel Abbott


They will be coming soon. They come every night. Come A Little Closer (DCI Tom Douglas #8)

Snow is falling softly as a young woman takes her last breath.

Fifteen miles away, two women sit silently in a dark kitchen. They don’t speak, because there is nothing left to be said.

Another woman boards a plane to escape the man who is trying to steal her life. But she will have to return, sooner or later.

These strangers have one thing in common. They each made one bad choice – and now they have no choices left. Soon they won’t be strangers, they’ll be family…

When DCI Tom Douglas is called to the cold, lonely scene of a suspicious death, he is baffled. Who is she? Where did she come from? How did she get there?

How many more must die? Who is controlling them, and how can they be stopped



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So it’s been a little while since I’ve posted a review or much of anything lately but I have been on a bit of a book binge lately and finally found some time and motivation to get back into blogging 🙂 so here goes….

Thank You to NetGalley and the publishers for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

I was really excited to read the latest installment in the DCI Tom Douglas series! Tom is starting to feel like an old friend who I just can’t wait to hear what on earth they have been up too lately. Come a little closer was no different.

As with the previous books, it’s a fast-paced mystery that sucks you in from the first page. It’s a bit creepier or perhaps dark than the others but the intrigue is there from the get-go. As we follow the characters I spent a good portion of my time trying to guess what was going to happen, have to admit I only got about 20% correct (which is about average for good books!)

Now while I did enjoy myself while reading this and I would classify it as a ‘good read’ I did struggle with a few things throughout. The first being I did get quite confused with the flipping between the different characters, now while it does all come together in the end, it took a lot of concentration and a bit or re-reading to really grasp what was going on. Another reason for a slightly lower rating was, I just didn’t like the ending, I don’t want to give anything away but for me, although it worked and had the shock factor for the story I just wasn’t a fan, hey you can’t like them all!

Still saying that ‘Come A Little Closer’ is definitely a great psychological thriller!

Rating: 3.5/5

Would I read again: No

Would I Recommend: Yes

Would I read another book from this author: Yes


8 thoughts on “Book Review: Come a Little Closer – Rachel Abbott

  1. Great review! I’m not a fan of darker/creepier books since they’d give me worse nightmares than watching a PG-13+ movie, hah, so I probably won’t be checking this one out. Thanks for your review! 😀

    Thanks for following my blog! Can’t wait to see more of your content. 🙂

    Lilian |
    co-founder of Stellae Books |

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